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60% women at risk during pregnancy

For having nutritionally inadequate diets, around 60 percent of Bangladeshi women between ages 19 and 49 years are at risk of pregnancy complications and of having underweight babies, said a nutritionist of Helen Keller International (HKI)-Bangladesh.
 

Domestic violence affects child nutrition, maternal health

State Minister for Women and Children affairs Meher Afroze Chumki today said domestic violence affects child nutrition as well as maternal health.

Institutionalise gender in nutrition, agriculture interventions

A discussion titled ‘Inspiring Change: Institutionalising Gender in Nutrition and Agriculture Interventions’ was held at a city hotel on Sunday, marking the International Women’s Day.

Small pond fish culture training empowers Rehena

Rehena Begum attended school until grade five, and as is the case for most of the rural girls of her time, was married in at early age. She lives in the village of Dinar, in the Char Koua union, Sadar upazila of Barisal district. Her husband has no permanent occupation and earns most of his income from petty jobs such as working in the brick fields. It was difficult to bear the expenses of a family of six with his meager earnings.

New-concept flood insurance could help Bangladesh's poor

A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.

SEAT: Dissemination of materials for aquaculture farmers in Asia

Dissemination of the SEAT Project: Development of Dissemination Materials for Aquaculture Farmers in Asia. Presented by Andreas Landolt, U. of Bern/WorldFish, 22nd October 2013.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fishing for solutions to malnutrition in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, where half the population lives below the poverty line, a UN-funded programme has been working with farmers to breed nutrient-dense small fish for communities.

Communication strategies for managing coastal fisheries conflicts in Bangladesh

Fisheries management involves balancing the competing demands of different users of fishery resources. Conflicts among fisheries stakeholders arise due to differences in power, interests, values, priorities, and manner of resource exploitation.

Profitability and adoption of improved shrimp farming technologies in the aquatic agricultural systems of southwestern Bangladesh

This paper assesses factors influencing adoption of new shrimp aquaculture technologies within aquatic-agricultural farming systems in southwestern Bangladesh. The impacts of three new technologies were assessed: two Modified Traditional Technologies (MTT 1 and MTT 2) and a Closed System Technology (CST). A total of 789 farmers from 10 sub-districts in Khulna Division were surveyed randomly, including a control group of 350 farmers using traditional technologies.

Increased production of small fish in wetlands combats micronutrient deficiencies in Bangladesh

Increased production of mola and other small fish can be achieved through stock enhancement and sustainable management of natural wetlands.

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